6 Socially Distant Ways to Experience Cambria

When the time is right and you’re ready for rest and relaxation, Cambria is ready to welcome visitors—but it’s more important than ever to respect CDC guidelines for travel and be mindful of the necessary precautions to keep both visitors and residents safe. These six socially distant aspects of Cambria will help you be a responsible traveler!

1. Lodging

All lodging properties in Cambria (and all businesses, for that matter) are boutique, meaning there are no chains in town. With no large resorts, crowds are minimal. Some of the things you may notice are extra cleaning protocols in public spaces and in guest rooms, no snacks or beverages in rooms, no extra pillows or towels, intentional vacancy periods after guest stays, and limited use of shared amenities. Every measure is in place for the safety of guests and staff. Book your stay today.

Whether you are road tripping in a car or on a motorcycle, you will be delighted to find a number of scenic drives that begin and end in Cambria. Head north on Highway 1 to Gorda or beyond to Big Sur, or south to Cayucos or Avila Beach. You can also go east on Santa Rosa Creek Road for winding roads and hills, or east on Highway 46 to Paso Robles. There is no end to the adventures that can be had behind the wheel!

3. Looking at Wildlife

A wide range of wildlife claim the Central Coast as their home. Head out onto a wooded trail to birdwatch, stroll along the ocean to look for whales and sea otters, or simply enjoy the squirrels scurrying along the Boardwalk. If you visit in spring or fall, the elephant seals at the Rookery in San Simeon may be congregating by the thousands for mating season, but you’ll likely see some there any time of year!

4. Dining

Most Cambria restaurants are now open for indoor dining, in addition to outdoor dining and delicious take-out options that make for the perfect picnic breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Hidden Kitchen has some excellent breakfast smoothies and blue corn waffles to-go, with a variety of toppings. Stop by Soto’s True Earth Market and head to the back to order from their Kitchen Counter or swing by Robin’s Restaurant for international cuisine. You can even pick up a bottle of wine from one of the local tasting rooms. Don’t forget to grab a mini olallieberry pie from Linn’s for dessert! Find a place along the coast to set up a blanket and enjoy your feast with stunning views.

5. Hiking

Cambria and the surrounding areas feature a variety of great hikes for outdoor enthusiasts. Begin your adventure in Cambria at Fiscalini Ranch with one of the longer trails, like the Forest Loop. Then, head north for the Salmon Creek Trail, which has more challenging inclines and some beautiful waterfalls, or to San Simeon Point Trail for some gorgeous views.

6. Scenic Walks

If you aren’t an avid hiker, you may be interested in experiencing the outdoors at a slower pace. Cambria offers numerous paths for you, including Moonstone Beach Boardwalk, the Historic Walking Tour, and even some shorter loops in Fiscalini Ranch, like the Marine Terrace Trail. Each has its own unique features, whether you want ocean views or forest trees.

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